Gleadovia konyakianorum is a Parasitic plant found in Nagaland

Posted on:20 Nov 2017 12:40:40
Gleadovia konyakianorum is a Parasitic plant found in Nagaland
20 November 2017 Current Affairs: Scientists from Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have discovered a new species of parasitic flowering plant named Gleadovia konyakianorum.

The species was named in honor of Konyak tribe of Nagas.

The plant was discovered in the semi-evergreen forest at an altitude of 1,500-1,600 meters during an experiment.

Though it has no chlorophyll, the plant has a vascular system and extracts its nutrition from the host plant with the help of a haustorium.

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